Free Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Expo Feb 7th 9-11am In downtown San Rafael

California has cut permit fees and streamlined planning requirements to convert a bedroom to a legal rental, labeled a Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (or JADU, pronounced jay-doo). No additional parking spaces nor utility hookup fees are required for a JADUs.  Attached ADUs also do not require utility hookup fees and some ADU, such as those units with a 1/2 mile of a transit stop, do not require parking. These units can be rental units that can bring in additional income for a single family home.

Want detailsJust stop in at a free JADU Expo between 9 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael.

Learn about JADU conversions from architects, buildersplanners, mortgage lenders and rental specialists, and get help on how to screen renters and how to write a rental contract. 

Additional information.

The expo is jointly sponsored by AAI, the Aging Action Initiative; the Marin County Commission on Aging; and the Age Friendly Marin network.

Unable to attend? Another expo is scheduled from 9 to noon Saturday, March 30 at Novato City hall, 901 Sherman Ave.

For additional information on the event, contact

For additional information regarding regulations specific to the City of Mill Valley, contact Danielle Staude at